The real high life: British opulence shown off to VIPS and a Lord at this unique MFAH sneak peek
What: Dinner reception and viewing of the exhibition, Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House.
Where:Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
The 411: MFAH trustees were treated to a taste of British opulence with a special dinner and sneak preview of the new exhibition. Museum director Gary Tinterow welcomed the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, who spoke about the history of the home and its collection of English antiquities. Located in Norfolk, northeast of London, Houghton Hall houses one of the most extensive art collections in Britain. The exhibit will be on display at the MFAH until Sept. 21.
More than 100 guests viewed the exhibition before a seated dinner catered by City Kitchen that included a menu of grilled salmon, chilled cucumber soup, and summer pudding with blackberry sorbet.
Who: The A-list crowd included Isaac and Tony Arnold, Nancy and Rich Kinder, Scott and Kirby McCool, Laurie and Reed Morian, Lynn Wyatt, Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wally Wilson, Rose and Harry Cullen, Margaret Alkek Williams and Jim Daniel, Lady Cholmondeley, Brad and Leslie Bucher, Macey and Harry Reasoner, Michael Dale, Mark and Kristin Hall and Susanne and Bill Pritchard.